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<i>The Man Who Was Looking at the Windows</i>. 1986. Algeria. Directed by Merzak Allouache
  • The Man Who Was Looking at the Windows

    1986. Algeria. Merzak Allouache. 85 min.

Introduced by Allouache

Thursday, November 4, 2010, 4:00 p.m.

Theater 2 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 2), T2



  • The Man Who Was Looking at the Windows

    1986. Algeria. Directed by Merzak Allouache. With Fazia Chemloul, Allel El Mouhib, Hadj Smaine. The social and political frustrations of Algeria in the early 1980s are distilled into this tale of a quiet man whose mounting desperation leads him to rise up against a tyrant: his boss at the library. Allouache captures an era of despotism and the impotence of the common man through compelling visual imagery, including a surreal dream sequence with Weimar-period cabaret music that hauntingly illustrates the mood of political entrapment. Print courtesy CNC. In Arabic; English subtitles. 85 min.